COVID-19 resources

 

ACA is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how it is affecting our clients and the financial services industry. We will continue to provide regulatory updates, resources, and best practices to help your firm navigate this uncertain time.

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We offer a range of services designed to help firms address and mitigate the new and emerging risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in order to maintain business operations and withstand the crisis. Our solutions include:

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Now offering: Free web-based cybersecurity awareness training


Right now, many are focused on health, family, friends, colleagues, and clients. Unfortunately, cybersecurity risks still exist and nefarious actors are seizing this opportunity to attack, as our focus is elsewhere. There are numerous COVID-19 scams and threats already underway and we expect this to increase.

To help you protect yourself and your firm during this challenging time, ACA is providing our web-based training course to individuals and up to 100 licenses to firms free of charge until June 30, 2020. Our course provides financial services and other businesses of all sizes with an effective and comprehensive review of cybersecurity risks that to help protect against cyber threats. It is designed to ensure your staff gain a broad understanding of their role in protecting your firm no matter where their office location may be. 

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Resources


April 2, 2020
Thought Leadership
With reduced face-to-face interactions, employees are increasingly turning to electronic devices and platforms to communicate with their co-workers and clients. Increased electronic communication traffic can result in additional risks. Regulators, although providing relief in certain areas, still expect the compliance role to function effectively to mitigate these risks.
April 2, 2020
As portfolio companies move to a work from home environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that the fundamentals of cybersecurity are reinforced.
March 31, 2020
Webcast
Join us Friday, April 3 at 10am ET for a 30-min virtual fireside chat with ACA Compliance Group’s Chris Ray, Director and Leigh Emery, Senior Principal Consultant as they discuss compliance challenges, concerns, and considerations for hedge fund compliance programs as they face the evolving business risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 27, 2020
Compliance Alert - SEC
The unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created many hardships that could make it difficult for registered investment companies (“funds”) to meet certain regulatory requirements.
March 27, 2020
Cyber Alert
ACA is providing our web-based cybersecurity awareness training course, free of charge until June 30, 2020. Our course provides financial services and businesses of all sizes with an effective and comprehensive review of cybersecurity risks.
March 27, 2020
As firms move to a work from home environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that the fundamentals around cybersecurity are reinforced and regulatory obligations are met.
March 26, 2020
Thought Leadership
These are unusual times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has demanded new ways of human interaction, both in the business and personal worlds. This includes firms around the world directing a large number of employees to work from home. 
March 25, 2020
Thought Leadership
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is drastically changing how firms conduct business. These changes are creating a new set of risks and challenges for firms, particularly as relates to firms’ employees.
March 25, 2020
Thought Leadership
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance teams may need to utilize remote outsourcing or the “managed services model” to provide a much needed extension of the compliance function. Turning to an outside firm, whether for staffing support, outsourced or co-sourced arrangements, or implementing smart technology can provide the resources your firm needs.
March 24, 2020
Compliance Alert
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA) have provided regulatory reporting and branch office relief for registered Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs).
March 20, 2020
ACA understands the challenges that portfolio companies are facing during this uncertain time. Our pandemic and crisis portfolio monitoring service is designed to provide private markets firms with a streamlined approach to help simplify your firm's workload.
March 20, 2020
Thought Leadership
A recent ACA webcast, Best Practices and Strategies for Managing Business Risks Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, explored the current regulatory landscape, best compliance practices for working from home, and strategies for mitigating emerging risks. Seven important actions that compliance teams should be taking today emerged from the discussion.